Blog- Monthly Covid Antibody Testing

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Yesterday I bought a new Koi for the Caduceus 4 Kids koi pond. I named him “Jeopardy”. That way when people ask me his name I can say in a booming voice: “This! Is! Jeopardy!” Since the passing of Alex Trabek there has been an increased interest in the Jeopardy TV show, with multiple guest hosts. Since we…

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The Deets on Delta- FAQ’s on Covid Variant

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I have been asked when, as CMO, I would “declare” herd immunity for Covid and we can then move ahead and party like it’s 2019. I earlier announced we should see herd immunity by Halloween, or even Labor Day, and I’m sticking with that forecast. Yet I fear I must announce another “surge” in cases, at least within Caduceus and…

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New Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Drugs

FROM THE DESK OF THE CMO We have two items to discuss with our loyal patients: 1. New lipid drugs 2. New Alzheimer’s drug New Lipid Drugs- 1. Although not exactly breaking news, over the last year or so, forgotten during Covid, two different types of medications for lowering lipids were FDA approved. They are only now being marketed heavily. First, Nexletol is NOT a…

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Caduceus CMO Nomination My Hero Project

Big congrats to Caduceus CMO Gregg DeNicola MD who received a prestigious nomination from the MY HERO Project. The MY HERO Project uses media, art and technology to celebrate the best of humanity, one story at a time and operates worldwide in 197 countries. Dr. DeNicola was nominated in the Coronavirus Community Heroes Multimedia Contest…

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Covid Blog OC Dinner with the Docs Series

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To all of our very special patients and blog readers: Since our last communication, there have been three developments that I wanted to let everyone know about. First,I wanted to alert everyone to a observation we’ve had here at Caduceus the past few weeks. Yes, we are still doing PCR testing. We still are getting…

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Covid Blog- Herd Immunity Orange County

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A farmhand was helping the farmer with his herd of cows. The farmer asks, “How many cows are in my herd?” “49,” says the farmhand.“Ok then; round them up!”“Ok,fine! You have 50,” says the farmhand. Now that I have you trying to figure this out, I will do something totally out of character for me.  I will make a…

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Covid Blog 2021 Physicals Orange County

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With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan, this is for all you Pirates of Penzance fans who have had to deal with the pandemic over the last year. Pirates of Pandemic Patter(to be sung at a rapid tempo) After all the quarantine it’s time to move around, even danceAsk Gilbert and Sullivan; sing along to Pirates of Penzance You…

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So What Now Orange County…Covid PCR, Antibody, Vaccine FAQ’s

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Sometimes, trends change just because that’s what trends do….think -popcorn ceilings. We like them (ok, our parents liked them) then we don’t – and prefer a different trend.  Other times, the new trend is due to a change in circumstances—think -gas powered SUV’s replaced by electric cars as being in vogue to reduce carbon footprints…

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CMO Covid Orange County Blog- Shares his story

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It was 3 PM on my second day in the hospital–Christmas Eve- and was due to have a half hour IV infusion of Remdesivir for my Covid pneumonia.  I looked up at the IV bottle. It was a dark glass container, looking identical to an upside down Kahlua bottle. More bothersome – there were three…

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